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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsJester View Post
    Good stuff. Did you order any other parts yet?
    Not yet...hopefully in a couple weeks ill order the cpu and RAM.
    Also debating on going with the gtx 680 but ill have to sell the ps3 if i do decide to go that route(which is more than likely).

    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    gigabyte are good. I bought new board the other day for 50 notes (AMD) its a doddle to update the BIOS (can even do it while in windows) also this board overclocks better, I managed 3.8GHz stable so far unlike my other which crashed anything above 3.7GHz.
    Man i wish i knew about overclocking. Maybe ill learn more as this build progresses.

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    Just ordered the 3570k on newegg and will get here on monday hopefully.

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    Hopefully I'll be posting a lot more in this thread over the coming months. End of this month a Corsair Obsidian 800D and AX1200i PSU shall be mine. I'll put the pics up when I get them.

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    What are some of the advantages of an extra 2 gb of video ram with the gtx 670?

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    More memory for bigger resolutions, more bandwidth. Not too sure if if makes if quicker though.

    Check out a benchmark comparing the 2


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    Did some researching and it looks like ill be going with the gtx 670 2gb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrp0024 View Post
    Did some researching and it looks like ill be going with the gtx 670 2gb.
    I'm sure you'll be plenty happy with that.
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    finally here!

    Now on to the RAM next and also a cpu cooler. Which cooler do you all think is good for medium over clocking? Something affordable. Thanks.

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    I got a coolermaster Hyer TX 3 evo.
    http://www.coolermaster.co.uk/produc...roduct_id=6756

    ITs a decent cooler and does much better job than the stock cooler and is adequate for a mild overclock upo around 3.8 which I have my phenom 2 running at now. playing tomb raider it gets no more than 46C
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    going with this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

    what do u all think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrp0024 View Post
    going with this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

    what do u all think?
    Honestly? Spend a little extra scratch and get a decent closed loop water cooler.

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    Yeah the corsair H cooler series are good value for money and allow you to do good overclocks. I'm debating getting the h100 if I decide not to do a custom loop. Custom watercooling costs too much money! 300 for a loop that goes to the CPU and GPU. Pricey stuff!


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    My price range for a cpu cooler is around 30 bucks. Im not going to go all out on overclocking anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrp0024 View Post
    going with this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

    what do u all think?
    That cooler will be fine.
    TIs larger than the one I use so should offer better cooling to begin with and the new i5 3570 are pretty heat effiecient.

    Found this video with a 2500k @ 4.3GHz

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrp0024 View Post
    My price range for a cpu cooler is around 30 bucks. Im not going to go all out on overclocking anyways.
    Should be fine.

    I'd use this thermal compound though:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154012

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrp0024 View Post
    My price range for a cpu cooler is around 30 bucks. Im not going to go all out on overclocking anyways.
    Hey whatever works for you man
    I only replied since you asked...IMHO it's worth the extra $30 for a cheap Corsair closed loop cooler simply because of noise. BTW I have one of those EVO coolers...it's sitting on my shelf with no love

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJRRd2ekFGs

    I have the Xigmatek Aegir cooler it works with both AMD/Intel sockets & it's really good and quite, it was 3rd on Frosty Techs list for best CPU coolers at the time for Temps on AMD sockets

    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

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    Just remebered I also have an old Zalman 9700 cooler in my other PC. Comes with a fan controller which I set it on the slowest speed since that PC is not used for anything more than web browsing and word processing with the ocasional movie.
    Not $30 or less though

    http://www.zalman.com/eng/product/Pr...ad.php?Idx=164
    Last edited by keefy; 04-10-2013 at 14:52.

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    Hey man, came late to this post.

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    I need the video card, RAM, cpu cooler, wifi card, and OS

    thinking if i should get an ssd but idk yet.

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    How much RAM are you planning on getting?

    I have a CM Hyper 212 Evo(CPU fan), it works perfectly haven't had any problems yet besides the size(big.).

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    That is the cooler i am planning on getting and i am going with 8gb RAM.

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    So i was busy with school and finals but now since school is over i can start focusing on the computer build again.

    I ordered the RAM, cpu cooler, and OS yesterday. All i need left is the video card.

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